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Adobe Teaches Photoshop to Talk to Tablets

A couple of weeks ago, Adobe demoed an ambitious experimental version of Photoshop for the iPad. The company isn’t saying when it might turn into a shipping product. But it is rolling out an intriguing new technology that involves both Photoshop and the iPad. It’s the Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit, an interface that allows apps on the iPad, Android tablets, and the BlackBerry PlayBook to shuttle information back and forth with Photoshop running on a Windows PC or a Mac via Wi-Fi. The Touch SDK can turn a tablet into an extension of the Photoshop interface or let a tablet app move images into Photoshop with one tap–and it’s a neat idea with loads of promise.

Adobe is announcing the Touch SDK as part of an extravaganza of Creative Suite news tonight that includes the announcement of Creative Suite 5.5 (an interim upgrade due within the next month with a bunch of new features, many of them focused on creating Flash and HTML 5 content and apps) and the introduction of subscription plans that will let users opt to pay monthly fees for ongoing access to the latest versions of the Creative Suite apps rather than buying them the traditional way (prices range from $35 a month for one app, such as Photoshop, to $129 a month for the Master Collection, which includes everything). Creative Suite 5.5’s version of Photoshop will support the SDK, but you won’t need to upgrade to it to use Photoshop-enabled tablet apps: Adobe will make a free update available for Photoshop 5.5 on May 3rd, the company says.

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Photoshop on the iPad, for Realz

Of all the apps I run on PCs that don’t have a direct counterpart on the iPad, only one is indispensable: Photoshop. But Adobe demoed an iPad edition of Photoshop this week–layers and all–that sounds cool.


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How I Use Photoshop: As, Um, Textshop!

Another post I wrote for the Reimagine ROI site (sponsored by HP): How I use Photoshop. (Generally speaking, it isn’t to edit photos…)


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Adobe’s Creative Suite 5 Revealed

Adobe is unveiling the new version of its design ubersuite on Monday, and a couple of the new features in Photoshop look not merely cool but extraordinary–especially for a 20-year-old piece of software that’s theoretically already very, very mature.


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Photoshop is Twenty

Adobe is celebrating Photoshop’s twentieth anniversary today. (The program, created by brothers John and Thomas Knoll, actually goes back to the late 1980s, but Adobe shipped its first version on February 19th,1990.) Here’s a fun video from Adobe with a 1990 clip on the whole shocking idea of digital photoretouching, and a new conversation between the men who made the app.


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5Words for February 25th, 2009

5wordsWhat’s up, ladies and gents?

Safari 4 is blazingly fast.

Google explains yesterday’s Gmail outage.

…and Gmail users get phished.

Google joins European Microsoft tussle.

Is your congressperson on Twitter?

Intel says thin is in.

AMD demos six-core CPU.

A big Photoshop bug fix.

Microsoft’s stock isn’t so hot.

Google updates Internet 6 Toolbar.

Roy Blount wants Kindle cash.

Samsung writes a Memoir (phone)

Nokia music phone hits stores.

Will the Kindle go international?

Another roaming-charges horror story.

Adobe patches up Flash vulnerabilities.


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